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Kenneth T. Williams

Playwright /
Cafe Daughter

Kenneth T. Williams’ professional path is a “guidance counselor’s nightmare.” He’s been a soldier, rock musician, journalist, First Nations land claims researcher, and door-to-door encyclopedia salesman. As a journalist, he was a member of the very first news team for the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. He is a member of the George Gordon First Nation in the Treaty 4 territory. He’s the first Indigenous person to earn an MFA in Playwriting and become a full time instructor at the University of Alberta’s Department of Drama.

His plays, The HerdIn CareCafé DaughterGordon WinterThunderstickBannock RepublicSuicide Notes and Three Little Birds have been produced across Canada. He also co-wrote Gabriel Dumont’s Wild West Show. As a dramaturg, he has helped many playwrights at all levels develop their plays. 

He lives in Edmonton with his partner, Dr. Melissa Stoops, with their cats, Augustus and Drusilla.

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